PHYS404 Electromagnetism 1

Updated: 06 December 2018
Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites candidature in a postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions PHYS204 or PHYS204A
Notes None
Combined Units PHYS204 - Electromagnetism 1
Coordinator(s) Stephen Bosi (
Unit Description

This unit deals with classical electromagnetism. It includes considerations of: electrostatic fields in free space and in dielectrics; magnetic fields due to steady and varying currents; electromagnetic induction; magnetic materials; Maxwell's equations and the propagation of electromagnetic waves.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate advanced and integrated knowledge and understanding of the fundamental concepts of Maxwell's equations of electromagnetism as applied to electrostatic (magnetostatics) fields, electrostatics (magnetostatics) in materials and electrostatic (magnetostatic) boundary problems;
  2. demonstrate autonomy, initiative and expert judgement, to critically evaluate and apply the magnetostatics (electrostatics), magnetic (electric) forces, magnetic (electric) flux, inductance and Faraday's law to practical systems which have a range of complexity; and
  3. using a range of advanced communication skills, synthesise the outcomes of laboratory experiments and demonstrate an ability to provide clear and cohesive specialist reports on the outcomes.